Reports of plastic prompts chicken nugget recall

Posted at 1:37 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 15:39:18-04

Check the freezer for recalled chicken nuggets.

Tyson Foods Inc. announced Tuesday they are recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets.

The company says they have received reports that “hard, white plastic” pieces were found in some of the frozen nuggets.

The fully cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets items were produced on July 18, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:
  • 5-lb. bag containing “Tyson FULLY COOKED PANKO CHICKEN NUGGETS” with a “Best If Used By” date of July 18, 2017 and case code 2006SDL03 and 2006SDL33.
  • 20-lb. bulk packages containing “SPARE TIME Fully Cooked, Panko Chicken Nuggets, Nugget Shaped Chicken Breast Pattie Fritters With Rib Meat” with a production date of July 18, 2016 and case code 2006SDL03. 

Tyson says it's issuing the recall "out of an abundance of caution" even though it's only received a small number of reports of plastic. No injuries have been reported.


Sign up for Denver7 email alerts to stay informed about breaking news and daily headlines.

Or, keep up-to-date by following Denver7 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.